The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
This interactive course aims to further develop listening comprehension and oral production. The student should be able to understand TED lectures, summarize the main points and organize a discussion or debate on the issues. They should also be able to understand a conversation (live or broadcast) and express their opinions without too much conspicuous searching for words, and be able to contribute to on-line forums. Students are able to give a Powerpoint presentation on a topic related to their field of interest or studies and chair a meeting on contemporary issues. They should also be able interview English speakers and write an account of the exchange. For the oral exam, students will need to produce a CV, cover letter and simulate a job interview.
The pass level is B2+ of the ¿Common European Framework for Languages¿.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
We will also pay particular attention to life skills, including, but not limited to, self-reflection, group work, project management and time management.
To meet the course’s objectives, students will take part in an overarching research project that will be the red thread for most of the work during the year. Many activities will be connected to it:
- writing e-mails
- conducting interviews
- presenting one's findings
- describing graphs
- defending one's point of view
- participating in a meeting
- applying for a job
- Classes of maximum 25 students.
- Attendance and active participation in all activities
- A group meeting in December
- A presentation in class
- The job application process (cover letter, CV, job interview)
- 2 writing assignments
- 3 tests during the year
- Facebook group
- Moodle page for the course (https://moodleucl.uclouvain.be/course/view.php?id=181)
- Syllabus du cours
- Groupe Facebook
- Plateforme Moodle du cours